CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — A single-vehicle accident sent a Kearney driver to an area hospital with injuries.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported investigating the crash at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday on Route CC just west of State Highway 33 in Clay County.

A pick-up truck operated by 28-year-old Tyler D. Christiansen was eastbound on 33 when the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway.

This caused the truck to travel into an embankment.

Christiansen was moderately injured in the accident. He was transported to Liberty Hospital to receive care.